Modoc County

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Modoc County, California

204 S Court St Rm 204
Alturas, CA 96101
Phone: (530) 233-6200
Fax: (530) 233-2434

In NE CA; organized Feb 17, 1874 from Siskiyou County. Name Origin: For the Modoc Indian tribe, who had been subdued in the Modoc War of 1872-73. The name, derived from moatokni, means 'southerners.'

Area (sq mi):: 4203.37 (land 3944.10; water 259.28) Population per square mile: 2.40
Population 2005: 9,524 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 -2.40% Population 2000: 9,449 (White 81.10%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 11.50%; Asian 0.60%; Other 12.80%). Foreign born: 5.90%. Median age: 41.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,285; median household $27,522; Population below poverty level: 21.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,796-$24,091
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 13.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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A hatch-year Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) recovered from Modoc County, California, USA, on August 12, 2012, had malformations of the rear limbs consisting of bilateral polymelia and syndactyly.
All data were collected from a single site in the Warner Mountains, Modoc National Forest, Modoc County, California. The site was located approximately 13 km East of Blue Lake Campground at an elevation of 2105 meters above sea level (N 41[degrees] 11', W 120[degrees] 14').
Jim Richardson with his teenage work team at the Sierra Service project, summer 1996, Pit River Tribe, Modoc County, California. Students from several churches of various denominations join each summer to repair houses for Native Americans in the West.